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know what a great person their mom was. >> reporter: about 6,000 law enforcement officers saluted as the memorial began at noon. james durbin sang the song arms wide open at the family's request. baker's daughter standing alongside her brother adam a santa cruz police officer read a message from a father's day card she wrote as a young girl eight years ago. >> if i had to pick one word for you it would be integrity. because though it's difficult for you to sometimes stand against the norm you do. >> reporter: the positive sentiments were echoed by many people during and after the ceremony. police estimate 8,500 people attended today's memorial here inside hp pavilion. robert handa, ktvu. >>> there were many moving images from today's memorial. but perhaps none more poignant than officer baker's son joaquin wearing her police cap. >> reporter: the gray skies and light rain seem only fitting tonight. in a sign the community is moving on. the flags here at hp pavilion have been raised after an emotional goodbye. it was quite a sight to see hundreds of law enforcement lining up in fro
% from a year and a half ago when the governor's realignment law went into effect aimed at reducing the prison population. critics of realignment say sex offenders feel bolder because of reduced penalties for violating parole under realignment. and we have posted a link to the megan's law website and search to see if any registered sex offenders are living near you. look under hot topics on the home page. >>> caltranss ant the highway patrol had chain regulations enforced on highway 50 and 80 in the sierra. the storm has dropped a foot of new snow making drivers a challenge. the driver of this pickup truck ended up in a drift a mile from the station. the driver blames a patch of black ice for sending him off the road and the only thing damaged was his pride. >>> and we are tracking the conditions today. what are you seeing, bill? >> it has tapered off since over night at the -- with the big winds and rain in the mountains. things have tapered down. let's look at rainfall. pretty impressive if you look in the coastal hills but the rest of us a tenth of an inch. the santa cruz mountai
campaign finance law. in a complaint filed today, public citizen and several environmental groups said that donation is against federal campaign finance law. chevron has not commented on the complaint. >>> after the break, neighbors of oakland's mayor taking safety into their own hands. >> we hope she'll join in tomorrow if she wants. >> reporter: what they're doing and why they don't want to rely on the police. >> vacant for a decade. we will reveal the plans for this building. >> we're really excited about helping it flourish. >>> plus the perks of being a politician. details on a hawaii trip some lawmakers took but did not fully pay for. 97 ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] now's the time to save 5% off every day with your lowe's consumer credit card. >>> new at 6:00, public patrols may be coming to oakland mayor gene quan's neighborhood but not because she ordered them. ktvu's paul chamber is in the news now with the security concern that has her neighbors looking into this new option. paul-- >> reporter: frank people living in the oakland hills say enough is enough with burglaries in the
to end this early. >>> oakland police touted the joint efforts of local and federal law enforcements in a massive crime sweep today. john sasaki is live in oakland where city leaders say these efforts must be paired with gun control laws. >> reporter: oakland police have been hitting the most violent gangs in the city hard. today they targeted one specific gang. oakland police released this survey listens video of a recent armed robbery near lake merit they say was committed by members of a relatively new gang. >> they were responsible for a numerous robberies of similar motives to this. we want the public we showed to ask them if they recognize the face of those who were victims. probably the most violent young group of people i've seen in my 25 years. >> repoer: police also released video showing a huge operation they conducted this morning in which they served 24 search warrants and busted 18 known gang members. >> we found out fairly quickly these groups were coming up with different ways every day to commit crimes around the city. >> reporter: at a news conference today, melinda
the change was necessary because of overwhelming interest by law enforcement agencies and the community. that interest was reflected today, when police officers returned to the streets. santa cruz county sheriffs deputies honored returning police patrols today. the sheriff's department and chp took over city duties, while the 94 santa cruz officers grieved for investigators, loran butch baker and elizabeth butler, killed tuesday in the line of duty. >> it's tough. the first time you jump into that patrol car or walk through investigations, you know, you go past the cubicles and the offices, i think that's tough. >> reporter: many people told us officers may see a changed community. >> people are going to be more likely to speak up and, you know, call the police when they see something that isn't right. >> reporter: but some point out this is the first time officers have ever been killed in their city. >> there's also a feeling of fear, because now it's happened. we know how it feels. so can it happen again? >> reporter: sheriffs investigators continue to gather information on suspect je
in oregon. the santa cruz sentinel is reporting that police say he never appeared on two law enforcement computer databases that track criminals because he was only convicted of misdemeanors. >>> the memorial for those two officers is scheduled for thursday, march 7 at noon at the hp pavilion in san jose. the service was moved from a smaller venue to handle the thousands that are expected to come pay their respects. ktvu will be covering the service live starting at 7:00 a.m. and will be streaming it live on ktvu.com. >>> a san jose man is under arrest in connection with a fatal hit-and-run we told you become b last week. steven harry heath was arrested for vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run yesterday. george black was killed as he walked along montgomery drive in santa rosa last week. witnesses saw a light four-door mercedes speed away. police impounded his car. >>> president obama said today that actually he laid into republican lawmakers a day after he signed into law the massive across the board budget cuts known as the sequester. >> it's happening because congress chose t
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